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Status Future consideration
Workspace App Connect
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 24, 2024

JWT support within SecurityProfiles

We have the requirement to verify HTTP request with JWT tokens within App Connect Enterprise (IntegrationRuntime / IntegrationServer). In our use case the JWT token is used to ‘verify’ that the data was sent by a specific external system. In our case an API gateway, as central component to control the incoming traffic. Using mTLS is not an option for us – as the traffic is interrupted a Web Application Firewall (WAF - to scan the content). Means in the case of mTLS we would be only able to ‘verify’ the WAF – but not the original system (in our case the API gateway). At the moment JWT is not supported out of the box – and would require developing a custom PEP node. This is quite complex – as we would need it for all our flows. Thus, it would be great if e.g. SecurityProfiles would automatically support JWT token verification. Looking forward to your thoughts / feedback.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Admin
    Ben Thompson
    May 20, 2024

    Idea Review. Thank you for taking the time to raise this enhancement request which we agree would bring value. There is detail which would need to be resolved regarding the precise style of JWT validation which should occur so any views by readers of this suggestion regarding preferred standards would be appreciated. We would also be interested in opinions regarding whether the content of the JWT should be exposed to the flow developer (or perhaps an option for this for some users? Default not exposed perhaps? Opinions welcomed). Status of the idea is moved to Future Consideration.

  • Guest
    Apr 24, 2024

    I see this requirement also at many other customers. 
    Thus a real value add for other customers.